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Eyes Hurt After Taking Contacts Out
After I take my monthly contacts out my eyes hurt and feel like if something is stuck in them, I put new ones in goes right away. What should I do?
You might have: Significant dry eyes or contact lens "over wear". Try artificial tears and shorten the period that you wear the contact lenses. Contacts don't allow your corneas to breathe well, which causes them to become irritated, giving you a burning sensation. Let your eye doctor know that the contacts are causing you some issues so they can recommend the appropriate solution. Be well. ...Read more
Possible misfit.: If your eyes hurt after placing contacts on it could be that they have been misfit for the shape of your cornea. This is especially likely if the eyes hurt immediately after placing them on and they keep hurting. If the eyes are initially comfortable and then hurt later on, it could be that you have dry eyes and your lenses are not permitting enough oxygen to get to the cornea. Tears might help. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing eye pain (side: deep eye pain, right) (quality: deep eye pain). has contacts & just changed them and says her iris hurts?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essentially an oil gland that produces poor quality oils that irritate the eyes when you are sleeping. You really need to see an eye md to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...Read more
The sun is strong: Sunlight is modified by a number of reflexes to minimize damage to the eyes. If you have a sudden, and new sensitivity to sunlight, then there could be inflammation of the surface of the eye or inside. If this is true, then see your ophthalmologist to determine if your eyes are fine. ...Read more
Ocular surface: Dryness in a healthy young person without other known ocular disease usually is due to dry eyes. Again, this is if there is no other ocular disease process ongoing. Try using lubricating eye drops to minimize any surface dryness leading to blurred vision. If this does not help then a good exam with a refraction for spectacles will be necessary. ...Read more
Eye strain: Your eye muscles are being strained.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your eye doctor: See your doctor to determine the problem. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: The most common cause of pain on eye movement is atypical headache, which is often relieved with Ibuprofen or aspirin. Less common, but more concerning, is a condition called retrobulbar optic neuritis, which typically affects women in their 40s, and is often associated with vision changes as well. I strongly recommend you see an eye doctor as soon as possible to rule this out. ...Read more
This may be a manifestation of a dry eye disorder.
Your ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more
Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. Winter and indoor heating is probably making this worse. ...Read more
Dryness: If this is a chronic problem and the vision is normal and the eye is not red all the time, then it is likely due to insufficient tears and sometimes mild lid inflammation (blepharitis). Check with your ophthalmologist for the best treatment as these are conditions that can be fixed. ...Read more
See your eye doctor: Pain with eye movement could mean many things from dry eyes or a foreign body to infection, orbital inflammation, thyroid eye disease or optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis). Your eye doctor will perform a thorough exam to rule out any serious causes. In the meantime use artificial tears to lubricate your eye. ...Read more
Eye pain: Please let your parents know so that this can be assessed. Can't diagnose the cause of this pain with available information. ...Read more
See your eye doctor: This could be from a number of reasons, that's best visualized through a slitlamp at your eye doctors office. S/he will check your corneal surface for any signs of dryness, or actual foreign object. When it feels sandy, oftentimes it's due to just not blinking enough, especially if you're on the computer a lot. In that case, the blink reflex drops considerably, because you're staring at the screen. ...Read more
For the past couple weeks, every day when I wake up my eyes hurt really bad... Especially when I open them...?
Dry eye or...: Recurrent erosion syndrome. You should go see an eye doctor and preferably a specialist in cornea to check. This is easily treated. ...Read more
My eyes hurt and they feel dry. Some times the left and sometimes the right and sometimes both. I went to go get glases and it didn't work. I'm lost?
My eyes hurt when I look to the right, left, and up and down. I have tried taking painkillers but they don't work. What is wrong?
Exam: Go to your primary care doc for an evaluation today. If you are feeling ill overall, with muscle aches and fever, eye pain can be part of the flu, especially influenza. Fall enteroviruses also can cause eye pain. A good fundoscopic exam is in order, and if your primary care doc doesn't suspect viral, he will refer you to an opthalmologist for further eval. ...Read more
Eye pain nonspecific: These are non localizing problems but probably are eye connected. They can be just visual or aging or a sign of something more serious. You should see an ophthalmologist quickly to insure it is minor. ...Read more
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